Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger [Peter Bevelin] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Normal wear. May have some highlighting or. Simply the best book on improving your decision making there is. It’s dense and hard to get through if you’re not truly interested, but it’s well worth it. Seeking Wisdom – by Peter Bevelin. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 8/10 (See my list of + books, for more.).

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Once behavior becomes learned, variable rewards strengthen the behavior.

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I could definitely see it being a bathroom reader. Impatience We are impatient in the short run and patient in the far away future.

What Influences Our Thinking. You will find that only a handful have. Consistency The more we have invested in our behavior the harder it is to change. But, the book is organized so that you go through the steps of uncovering the mental processes first. Moreover, perhaps the biggest fallacy is the premise of the book itself—that a rich person must be right about everything, because he is rich.

The more people there are, the less personal responsibility we feel. A few lessons for investors and managers. Social Proof “If 40 million people say a foolish thing, it does not become a wise one. Search for evidence that disconfirms ideas and assumptions. One of the best books. Reciprocation Whenever someone does something for us we want to do something back.


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Unfortunately, those ideas are obstructed and disorganized. But one man is possessed by an avarice that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted bevelim an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others, another, driven on by the greed of the trader, is led over all lands and all seas by the hope of gain Same reason why for a given volume, a large ice cube would melt slower than having seeeking small ice cubes – Causes: Changing people affects their motivation, feelings of responsibility, and tendency to reciprocate.

Bias from over-influence by liking tendency – believing, trusting and agreeing with people we know and like. Lists with This Book.

What forces can change this scenario? You tend to forget mistakes when reputation is threatened by remembering.

Consideration “Our life is what our thoughts make it. Return to Book Page. Able and honest management? All I can tell you is that around Wesco and Berkshire we try not to be like that. What evidence do I have for that? And the cost of doing nothing could be greater than the cost of taking an action.


Asking a favor of someone is likely to increase that person’s liking for us. Negative expectations can influence our bodies and cause symptoms that over time may cause our body harm. Brilliant piece of see,ing It is in the spirit of Charles Munger, who says, “All I want bevelih know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there. Reproduction is the central act in the life of every living thing. Short-term suffering may lead to long term pleasure. This is an emergency.

A book worth re-reading every year. Describes all the big ideas from Newton, Ben Franklin, to Munger.

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In addition to naturalist Charles Darwin and Munger, Bevelin cites nevelin encyclopedic range of thinkers: Be warned, Peter Bevlin hasn’t paid for a proper editor. This felt like an information dump to me. People are more moved by what they feel than by what they understand. Add to this the fact that Bevlin is sometimes vague to the point of meaninglessness, and the book suffers from a profound lack of editing.

We have Lord Keynes’ attitude, which Warren quotes all the time: